Bethel officials have heard a slightly scaled back proposal for a new Police station. The Public Site and Building Committee met with the Board of Finance and Selectmen last night to looking at a $13.2 million plan. Residents rejected a $14.1 million plan in December to move and expand the police station.
The cuts mostly come from changes in material for the building, and a smaller parking lot. The proposal is still for a 24,000 square foot building.
An option to further lower the price tag of the project would be to not include a shooting range, which could save $600,000. But several people at the meeting spoke against that cut.
A public hearing needs to be held about the proposal before it goes to a referendum.